'Historical Summary of Events in the Persian Gulf Shaikhdoms and the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman, 1928-1953: Appendices, Genealogical Tables' [140r] (66/142)
The record is made up of 1 volume (65 folios). It was created in c 1953. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.
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3. All instruments apparatus and material imported into Kuwait by the
Company and which are necessary for the repair extension and maintenance of
the said wireless station and any additions thereto and of the said telephone
exchange (including the building or buildings in which they are or may be worked)
and subscribers apparatus or otherwise for the Company's purposes shall be
exempted from all customs dues or charge of a like nature including export dues.
But it shall pay on all personal goods clothing and general merchandise imported
by the Company or its Staff for the personal use of its employees or for resale
to them, the ordinary duty in force for the time being in the State of Kuwait.
4. The Company shall be exempt from any special taxation (including
taxation on capital and assets outside Kuwait) other than the payment of any
general rates or taxes which may now be in force or which may at any future
date be imposed at Kuwait, The Company shall also be exempt from the payment
of any terminal or transit charges on the traffic exchanged by means of the
wireless telegraph station or any other system of telecommunication which may be
operated by the Company as well as any royalty or charge on the telephone system.
5. On the request of the Company for any extension of the facilities at
present provided for the Company at Kuwait His Highness will assist the Company
in securing any additional sites which may be required for carrying on the services
provided by the Company under this Licence subject to the agreement of the
Owners of such property. The cost of such property shall not exceed the
6. All possible steps shall be taken by His Highness or His Agent to prevent
damage to or theft of the Company's property in Kuwait. The Company will
take reasonable precautions to safeguard their buildings, equipment and stores.
In the event of the Company requiring further watchmen these will be engaged
through His Highness.
7. The Company shall accept and transmit free of charge on its Wireless
Telegraph installations the Shaikh's private messages (limited to 1,500 words
annually irrespective of Class and Destination).
8. If the Company shall sell in Kuwait any materials or goods previously
imported into Kuwait for the purpose of its installations and no longer required
by the Company, the Company shall pay to the Shaikh in respect of such materials
or goods sold the equivalent of the import duty thereon at the rate in force at the
time of sale. The duty shall be computed on the price received on the sale.
9. The Company undertakes to train Kuwaitis for operating the telegraph
and telephone installations as far as it is possible.
10. This Agreement is written in English and translated in Arabic. If there
should at any time be disagreement as to the meaning or interpretation of any
clause in this Agreement the English text shall prevail.
In witness whereof the parties to this Agreement have set their hands the
day and year first above mentioned.
On behalf of Messrs. Cable and Wireless,
Ruler of Kuwait. (Signed) C. G. GOTT.
In the presence of: presence ol :
(Signed) M. P. O'C. TANDY, (Signed) M. P. O'C. TANDY,
Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Kuwait. Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. , Kuwait.
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Appendices to IOR/R/15/1/731(1). The appendices relate to the chapter on general matters, and to the chapters on Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, the Trucial States, and Muscat. Also includes genealogical tables of Ruling Families in the Gulf at the end of the volume and (separately filed) further handwritten genealogical tables.
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- 1 volume (65 folios)
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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at 110 on the front cover and terminates at 176 on the last of the loose folios stored in polyester sheets. These numbers are written in pencil, are enclosed in a circle, and appear in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. page of each folio. The foliation sequence is a continuation of that in the main part of the document - IOR/R/15/1/731(1).
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